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Miss American Pie
« on: March 19, 2006 02:02:38 PM »

I made this dress back in grade ten for a semi-formal, but I lost weight after that, so I've never worn it since. It was strapless then, and I wore it with a string of pearls and long white gloves. I pulled it out the other day and tried to alter it to fit me now. I think I actually did more damage than good though. That tulle overlay makes everything impossible. Oh well, I added a nice strap to keep things up, and now I love it. And I found I can dress it up with fun accessories of just about any colour to hide my poor sewing job and altering attempts. Here's the dress on its own-


And here it is with awesome sashes, earrings, etc. I like the hot pink look the best. It's so much fun-



And the swing skirt in action-


Yay. Details: the dress is crepe-back satin with a glittery tulle overlay. It closes with a zipper in the back. I made it without a pattern (shame on me) three days before the dance (more shame on me). I love it though, and I wish I could wear it all the time!

Thanks for looking!
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milwjamie
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006 02:11:02 PM »

That dress is beautiful!! I love it with the red sash Smiley  Super cute!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006 02:13:25 PM »

coolness!
i love how you can spiff it up with lots of different accessories.
so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006 02:21:49 PM »

I have to agree, the pink look is my favorite, but there are oh so many possibilities. As they say, every woman needs a black dress...
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006 02:31:13 PM »

cutest dress ever!! i love it! and you are the cutest!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006 03:49:38 PM »

That dress is gorgeus! And you made it without a pattern, you should be proud!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006 03:52:51 PM »

Gorgeous classic design!
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006 04:35:04 PM »

Very elegant!  You will have to make more and post the pix!  *jealous* 
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006 06:15:38 PM »

 Shocked Super cute! I LOVE things that you can change the look of by switching out the accessories (is that why my closet is filled with solid colored shirts?)
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mistressmerriweather
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006 07:35:16 PM »

That is so cute =).  It looks so fun.  I like it with the red sash the best, but then again I'm a sucker or anything black and red =P.  The pink look is the cutest of them all though <3
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2006 04:49:08 AM »

I LOVE the dress. You did a wonderful job on it!
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2006 05:06:12 AM »

It's such a beautiful dress Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2006 11:19:57 AM »

that dress is gorgeous!! i like the red sash look best too  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2006 04:07:36 PM »

beauuuutiful!  It's really cute and classy, I wish I made a dress like that  Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2006 04:55:22 PM »

so cute.It looks like your a pretty good sewer to me. Grin
Very nice!
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2006 06:31:22 PM »

I LOVE your dress! beautiful! It makes my think of "Dirty Dancing" (a movie in case you don't know) Wow great job!
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2006 06:41:36 PM »

whoa... how old are you?
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Miss American Pie
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2006 07:03:21 PM »

Haha, of COURSE I know all about Dirty Dancing! I totally love that movie. The soundtrack is awesome too.

Thanks for all the love y'all. I'm 18 years old, by the way, and I agree that every woman needs a little black dress, hehe.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2006 07:23:44 PM »

Lovely! And I like the red sash best.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2006 10:31:40 PM »

You are so cute, and the dress is too!
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2006 10:52:06 PM »

stylish! It would be great for swing dancing *covet*
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KaedeHikari
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2006 09:04:08 AM »

Must try something like this!! I really like black dress and even more vintage dress ^_^
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2006 12:27:32 AM »

you're gorgeous =)
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2006 05:38:12 AM »

its beautiful
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2006 11:18:45 AM »

do u have a tutorial for it ?
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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2006 11:41:38 AM »

please please please post a tute!
your dress is fabulous!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2006 01:43:01 PM »

What a really pretty dress. It is very versatile. Great work - especially without a pattern. I'm amazed and proud of you!
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2006 01:48:46 PM »

That dress is soooo awesome.
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2006 07:41:57 PM »

Shame on you??? Are you kidding??? That's amazing! Looks like something straight out of the Vintage Vogue patterns I saw at the fabric store today!
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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2006 10:05:04 AM »

hmmmm. you look so much like my best mate. love the dresss xxxxxxx
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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2006 06:36:36 PM »

that's a one sweet little black dress Shocked
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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2006 07:07:18 PM »

I love the red sash. Very classy.
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2006 01:06:56 PM »

wow i love how you took a simpe black dress and added one or to detials abd it popped!
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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2006 11:30:09 AM »

wowzers, where you get the pattern?
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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2006 12:26:44 PM »

oh wow i love that! Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2006 06:38:01 PM »

Oooh please post a tutorial! I really want to make a beautiful dress like that for my own semiformal! It looks amazing, I can hardly beleive you made it without a tutorial. You must be very experienced. Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2006 07:28:54 PM »

yay. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2006 08:18:12 PM »

That's so gorgeous! Cheesy It's truley amazing
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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2006 09:58:17 PM »

Impossibly beautiful! totally retro!
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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2006 06:33:17 AM »

That dress is beautiful!!!  You look amazing in it!
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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2006 09:25:18 AM »

i love that you can change the sash. it looks so cute.
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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2006 09:35:13 AM »

wow..

wow..

i'm speechless

i love this!

its amazing!

i'm actually redo'ing a formal dress to a style much like this for homecoming, and now that i see it can be done and look good, i'm really excited! i love your dress with the red sash across the middle

very very good job
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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2006 10:13:39 AM »

I cant see the pics and it sounds so beautiful!  Sad Sad

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« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2006 11:55:48 AM »

That is wicked cute!  Do you remember what pattern you used?  I think I like it with the red netting sash best.
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